My work is rooted in social
issues. Growing up in communist Czechoslovakia as the daughter of Holocaust
survivors, I was told to toe the line in school while at home ‘do not trust
them’ was the dictum. This conflicting advice provided a schizophrenic lens
with which I see the world.
I create installations, drawings, photographs and artist’s
books that explore politics, economy, environment and social justice issues.
I’m interested in finding the proper visual language to
address these weighty topics. Using satire, whimsy and at times an element of
surprise, I try to bring the viewer into the conversation.
My work is rooted in printmaking, I like the graphic nature
of the medium as well as its historical role as the medium for the masses. Covered
in dust, rubble and layers upon layers of sediments, history and politics are
only revealed after digging up a lot of dirt, both physically and figuratively.
I work with images in a similar way, digging through layers of information to
arrive at the final images.